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Neighbor damaging my plants -- need a nannycam

Neighbors (?) deliberately cutting down our young plants. They have been nasty to us before. Considering a "nanny cam" to train on the not-cheap plants ... would like a) advice on nanny cams to suit our purposes; b) any other avenues to consider? [more inside]
posted by Sockish American on May 1, 2012 - 20 answers

My dogs have ruined the yard!

I'm looking for a place to buy flagstone or slate for my garden in North Brooklyn or Queens. [more inside]
posted by catrae on Apr 21, 2012 - 1 answer

What yard, lawn, or garden tools can't you live without?

What yard, lawn, or garden tools or other items can't you live without? [more inside]
posted by Tu13es on Apr 16, 2012 - 36 answers

Teach us how to garden!

Please help two novice gardeners keep our backyard as gorgeous as it seems like it's going to be. [more inside]
posted by peanut_mcgillicuty on Apr 9, 2012 - 13 answers

How can we measure sun and plant a garden in our urban patio?

What's the best way to determine how much sun our back patio gets? And what's the best way to plant an urban garden on a concrete back patio? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Mar 31, 2012 - 14 answers

How can I keep my dog out of my raised bed garden?

How can I keep my dog out of my raised bed garden? [more inside]
posted by ellenaim on Mar 28, 2012 - 15 answers

How do I use compost tea in my indoor garden?

How can I best use "compost tea" on my potted herbs (and what should I avoid)? [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket on Mar 28, 2012 - 5 answers

Recommend me some gardening books

For the first time in my life I have a garden! What books should I read to take me from gardening ignorance to green-fingered? Both the garden and I are in the UK.
posted by xchmp on Mar 27, 2012 - 10 answers

DIYODS!!! (do it your own dang self)

What are the best DIY sites on the web? [more inside]
posted by ashtabula to opelika on Mar 22, 2012 - 13 answers

What are you, little green thing?

Plant identification filter! What is this plant that's growing in my garden? Do I want it? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Mar 3, 2012 - 10 answers

Give me your favorite vegetable seeds!

What varieties of vegetables should I plant in my tiny front yard garden in DC? I have a bunch of seed catalogues, but the 10+ pages of tomato varieties are overwhelming! What are your favorite varieties of tomato, cucumber, beans, etc. to grow? [more inside]
posted by foodmapper on Mar 1, 2012 - 34 answers

Ashes to...?

What is best to do about a large pile of wood ashes in the corner of my yard? [more inside]
posted by dilettante on Feb 26, 2012 - 7 answers

Help with struggling exotic house plants!?

An older couple asked me to care for their condo & exotic house plants for three months while they're traveling. Two of the plants are struggling, and I don't know what to do! More info inside. [more inside]
posted by eenagy on Feb 23, 2012 - 22 answers

Please help us save our conjugal oak tree!!!

Our conjugal oak tree is dying, and I'm devastated. Please help us save it!!! [more inside]
posted by luciddream928 on Feb 21, 2012 - 15 answers

Seed Swap help!

The community garden where I volunteer is planning their first ever seed swap and I’m the one organizing it. Help! [more inside]
posted by bCat on Feb 14, 2012 - 1 answer

Pimp my roof, garden of eden edition

Help me turn my new roof terrace into a luxuriant, highly productive garden! [more inside]
posted by narcotizingdysfunction on Jan 30, 2012 - 5 answers

Suddenly Spotting

What is afflicting my ornamental trees? [more inside]
posted by dozo on Jan 29, 2012 - 4 answers

They drank this with a reed, out of the vessel that held the beer, upon which they saw the barley swim.

What kind of barley can be grown in a garden for use in a home brewed beer? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Jan 26, 2012 - 8 answers

Help me grow up not out

Garden filter: Favorite fruits and veggies to grow in zone 5 (Denver) and best vertical trellising options you've come across. [more inside]
posted by no bueno on Jan 25, 2012 - 6 answers

Day of the Dead Lanscaping Needs Reviving. Where to start?

Day of the Dead---In desperate need for front landscaping makeover but want to DIY. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by stormpooper on Jan 17, 2012 - 6 answers

I Want Roses (sung to the tune of I Want Candy)

Do I persevere with unexpected baby rose bushes growing out of sand which used to be the base of neglected turf? Rose experts, please advise me. [more inside]
posted by malibustacey9999 on Jan 7, 2012 - 8 answers

Proper way to store stinky fertilizer

I am a new homeowner and need to know how to store bags of fertilizer so they don't stink up my yard. I know that this may seem like a silly question, but please bear with me. I am a first time home owner and for the first time in my life I have to figure these things out. My home has a big garden and lawn. I am in southern California so it is used weekly by my gardener at this time. I have hired to previous owner's gardener since he is so familiar with the care of the many different plants in the yard. The previous owner kindly left me with big bags of fertilizer which the gardener has started to use. They are propped up against the back of the garage and after a couple of rainstorms, it has gotten REALLY STINKY. Like, I was wondering if previous owner was hiding a body in the yard before I realized it was the fertilizer! Ha! [more inside]
posted by dottiechang on Nov 5, 2011 - 7 answers

The Winter of My Herbs' Discontent

How do I not kill my herbs this winter? Container gardening in NYC. [more inside]
posted by melissasaurus on Oct 31, 2011 - 12 answers

Last-minute soil for winter garden

We have a new house and huge yard. We're eager to fill it with plantlife. In fact, we're a little too eager and found some good prices, so we already bought over 200 seedlings, half of which are kale and chard. We live in Davis, CA, in the CA central valley near Sacramento, in the west region that is known for particularly clay-y soil. Our main source of garden information is from: http://daviswiki.org/gardening *** See inside for 9 questions we have as last-minute uneducated gardeners.... [more inside]
posted by oneous on Oct 16, 2011 - 9 answers

Please, don't let her have a reason to destroy me...

What are some good plants to place in our wedding garden? We've recently joined a community garden a few miles away and are hoping to use the plot to grow our own flowers / ornamental for our beach wedding this upcoming Memorial Day. [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on Oct 13, 2011 - 8 answers

What's With This Weed Barrier Thing?

Some more gardening questions! I know they'll sound kind of dumb, but we are total ignoramuses and could use the advice. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Oct 4, 2011 - 9 answers

Save my neighbor's tree from my hot water heater!

Are we killing our neighbor's tree with our hot water heater? If so, what can we do about it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 20, 2011 - 14 answers

How Should Our Garden Grow?

Seeking help from MeFi gardeners! We're about to move into a place that we're really excited about, and our landlady- who lives next door- wants us to have a plan for the garden. I think I may have done some weeding a couple of decades ago, but am otherwise clueless as to how to proceed. Soil-based special snowflake questions inside. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Sep 19, 2011 - 20 answers

Summertime, and the parenting is easy?

Please give me ideas for projects and time wasting fun to keep the three year old and myself entertained out of doors at home this summer. [more inside]
posted by Catch on Sep 6, 2011 - 16 answers

Help me be a better King George. How do I properly grow a colony?

I found an ant queen under a pile of compost in the garden. I've taken her, some of her colony, and a few larve/eggs and I put them in a mason jar. They've lived on my desk for about a week. The larve are all gone now, I suspect they've matured. And I just found where they hid the queen and it looks like she's starting to lay again. Now what? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Aug 15, 2011 - 12 answers

Billions of berries for Blackberry Jamble

Can I move a blackberry plant safely? [more inside]
posted by silsurf on Aug 15, 2011 - 8 answers

Mystery giant glass bottle in garden?

Can you tell me what this large glass jar found in my rented house's garden might be used for? [more inside]
posted by dougmoon on Aug 12, 2011 - 19 answers

A torrent of tomatoes

Best uses for fresh tomatoes other than saucing pasta? [more inside]
posted by libraryhead on Aug 9, 2011 - 45 answers

What does every Ecovillager need?

The HOA has decided to power wash and paint the building where I live. This will take two weeks to complete. I have an elaborate and much loved container garden that will be destroyed if left on the patio during this time. [more inside]
posted by ainsley on Aug 4, 2011 - 6 answers

Fresh juicy cucumbers. Help!

I have a couple of questions about my Armenian cucumbers. I need recipes, for one, and also am curious about whether anyone is familiar with variants. [more inside]
posted by annsunny on Jul 28, 2011 - 8 answers

What is God trying to tell me through this potato?

Why do my potatoes have stigmata? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Jul 26, 2011 - 10 answers

Garden hose thru brick wall.

What's the best/least expensive way to run a garden hose from my cellar thru a brick wall to the front of my house? [more inside]
posted by boby on Jul 18, 2011 - 13 answers

Save my sunflowers from the hungry moths!

Last year, tiny (moth?) larvae ate all my giant sunflowers. What can I do to prevent this from happening again this year? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Jul 13, 2011 - 3 answers

manual v. power aerator

Aside from uniformity, is there any difference between using a power core aerator and a manual one? [more inside]
posted by crunchland on Jul 12, 2011 - 10 answers

My money is apparently no good for the GSP

I traveled on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey recently. The exit toll booth had only "EZ Pass Only" and "Exact Change" lanes open when I exited. The "Cash/Receipt" lane was closed off with traffic cones. I did not have EZ Pass and only had paper bills, not coins, in the car. All of the booths were unattended. I saw no choice but to run through the "Exact Change" booth without paying the toll. Now what? [more inside]
posted by de void on Jun 27, 2011 - 11 answers

Do Mosquito-fighting Plants Exist?

Perhaps this is the Holy Grail of pest control but: does anyone have first-hand experience of plants that really, truly repel mosquitoes? [more inside]
posted by sideofwry on Jun 26, 2011 - 6 answers

What are these pods in my garden?

What are these pods in my garden? [more inside]
posted by soplerfo on Jun 19, 2011 - 3 answers

Evil Weed

Please help me identify this garden weed: evil weed. [more inside]
posted by The Carolingian on Jun 18, 2011 - 6 answers

help identify this mystery plant!

there is a mystery plant in our vegetable garden- please help us identify it! [more inside]
posted by ali.perelman on Jun 13, 2011 - 8 answers

Help me make my garden tastier

I've never had a garden before. I recently bought a house in Canberra with a small established garden, mainly native Australian plants. It has a drip watering system. There isn't a lot of room, but there are a few things I have always wanted to grow, and I've got no idea whether it is possible to fit them in somehow, or where I should put them. I know I can't do anything until just before spring, but I want to start planning now. [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Jun 13, 2011 - 9 answers

PlantID filter

PlantID filter: what's this growing in my onions? [more inside]
posted by a robot made out of meat on Jun 12, 2011 - 7 answers

No, not that kind of raised bed.

Container gardening on top of a pallet: what should I know about drainage and heat? [more inside]
posted by media_itoku on Jun 12, 2011 - 4 answers

Tobacco mosaic virus in the garden -- what has been your experience ?

Tobacco mosaic virus in the garden -- what has been your experience ? [more inside]
posted by y2karl on Jun 9, 2011 - 4 answers

PrivetFilter

Why is this privet hedge dying? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Jun 2, 2011 - 7 answers

Purple Scourge

Please help us identify this flower that I just paid money for, that my parents claim is a scourge upon their yard at home. [more inside]
posted by Mizu on May 29, 2011 - 12 answers

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